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Sanguine Estate Progeny Shiraz

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Producer Information

From the moment we laid eyes on the land, we knew we had discovered something special..”
That something special was rich undulating fields in the shadows of Mt Ida, Heathcote, Central Victoria. Tony and Linda Hunter’s vision was to create a family-run boutique vineyard where quality, passion and energy were reflected in the wine.

Tony’s great great grandfather, Pietro D’Orsa had a vineyard! Saguine’s first vintage had already been bottled before the family discovered that their heir had planted vines nearby in the late 1800’s. On visiting this site, the Hunter family found 6 remnant vines and had them DNA checked to determine their origin. One remains a mystery, so the family planted a special vineyard from it.

For this ancient survivor it will be a new spring, another youth, a sanguine rebirth. So, with this special place comes this very special wine, named after their ancestor…It was in the blood all along.

Grapes

Shiraz,

Production

Sanguine utilised the vertical shoot positioning trellis system to open up the canopy, reduce the risk of disease and expose bunches to direct sun light for ripening. The vines are cane pruned to a single fruiting wire with a maximum 20 buds per vine. Crop levels are naturally low and hence bunch thinning is generally not required and irrigation kept to a minimum with some blocks unirrigated.

To conserve the natural balance within the soils and hence the overall health of the vines, they aim to minimise the use of chemicals. It is basic practice at Sanguine to utilise organic principles in the first instance such as organic fertilisers and mulching to control weed growth and then if absolutely necessary, use small amounts of chemicals to target specific parts of the vineyard.

A relatively dry winter was followed by some useful spring rain. The vines grew well early in part thanks to a healthy end of 2018 vintage providing lots of stored energy. January and February were relentlessly hot and dry, bringing on harvest early and fast paced. An early start to harvest always makes me nervous as the sugars are accumulating faster than the preferred flavour profile, sometimes resulting in high alcohol with green characters. We got started earlier than normal but thankfully all the flavour was there resulting in a very special vintage with deeply concentrated wines.

Traditional winemaking practices such as small fermentation tanks, natural fermentation (i.e. no yeast additions) and gravity feeding. Whilst this can be quite labour intensive, we believe it ensures the preservation of natural fruit flavours and the Heathcote terroir character. As with all varieties produced at Sanguine Estate, the grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed and then naturally fermented with wild indigenous yeasts in small open fermenters.

The wine is then transferred via gravity (to avoid pump shock) to predominantly French oak barriques (approximately 15% new) and left to mature for approximately 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Interestingly not as deep in colour as the previous vintage but, WOW what an amazing aromatic profile. Rich black fruits in droves with hints of bright berries and in the background an uncharacteristic complex aroma of smoky French oak lifting this Progeny shiraz to a new and surprising level. An incredibly dense rich, ripe, and juicy blackberry and plum fruit. Amazingly lush and softly textured, also a surprise for such a young wine.

A game changer with steak and creamy peppercorn sauce.

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